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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

March 1, 2015 - 8:37pm

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

March 1, 2015 - 6:05pm

The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.

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For An Author In India's Capital, 'Hope, In Many Ways, Is Fiction'

March 1, 2015 - 5:19pm

In his novel She Will Build Him a City, Raj Kamal Jha weaves the reality he sees as a journalist in New Delhi — where many gravitate looking for a better future — into a fictional, magical world.

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Robert Christgau Reviews His Own Life

March 1, 2015 - 5:19pm

One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."

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4 Out Of 5 Puzzlers Say These Things Are The Same

March 1, 2015 - 8:07am

Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given "time" and "night," you would say "item" and "thing."

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'The Last Man': An Odd Premise, Says Its Creator, But Oddly Relatable

March 1, 2015 - 8:07am

A new comedy series, The Last Man on Earth, features your average guy who becomes humanity's last hope. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Will Forte, the creator, writer and star of the show.

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Play Depicts Scalia As Supreme Court's 'Originalist'

March 1, 2015 - 8:07am

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand's new play, The Originalist. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.

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Mr. Spock And The Consolations Of Solitude

March 1, 2015 - 7:03am

Mr. Spock was famously the Starship Enterprise's resident emotionless alien. But writer Elizabeth Graham says many alienated teenage nerds found something to love and share behind that mask of calm.

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Mr. Spock And The Consolations Of Solitude

March 1, 2015 - 7:03am

Mr. Spock was famously the Starship Enterprise's resident emotionless alien. But writer Elizabeth Graham says many alienated teenage nerds found something to love and share behind that mask of calm.

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This Weekend, Experience The Enduring Power Of 'The Millstone'

March 1, 2015 - 6:04am

Margaret Drabble's The Millstone, set in the 1960s, tells the story of a young, unmarried woman who finds herself pregnant. Author Tessa Hadley says this 50-year-old novel is a weekend must-read.

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This Weekend, Experience The Enduring Power Of 'The Millstone'

March 1, 2015 - 6:04am

Margaret Drabble's The Millstone, set in the 1960s, tells the story of a young, unmarried woman who finds herself pregnant. Author Tessa Hadley says this 50-year-old novel is a weekend must-read.

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Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

February 28, 2015 - 5:45pm

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.

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'Whoa, Mama!': A Voice Actress's Road To Fame As A 10-Year-Old Boy

February 28, 2015 - 4:56pm

Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.

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Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

February 28, 2015 - 1:12pm

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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Not My Job: Drummer Marky Ramone Gets Quizzed On Marky Mark

February 28, 2015 - 11:47am

Marky Ramone, who has just written a memoir called Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, will see if he can correctly answer three questions about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

February 28, 2015 - 10:03am

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

February 28, 2015 - 10:03am

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

February 28, 2015 - 9:24am

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

February 28, 2015 - 8:01am

Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.

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'The Sellout' Is A Profane Riff On Race And Culture

February 28, 2015 - 8:01am

In Paul Beatty's new satirical novel, The Sellout, the narrator wants to re-segregate his hometown outside of Los Angeles. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author about using humor to write about race.

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